Rising 10,000 feet into the clear blue sky – Mount Chephren (originally named Pyramid Mountain) – rises over the Waterfowl Lakes just off of the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park. This viewpoint is literally sitting at the parking lot – all you have to do is pop out of your car and step to the shore of the lake and there you are. I think this is the reason that Banff is one of the most loved national parks in the entire world because it is so accessible – whether you are desiring to hike or are just interested in visiting via automobile.
Mount Chephren over Waterfowl Lakes (Banff National Park)
I crouched low to catch the reflection of the mountain in the foreground and desired to make it as imposing in the image as it looked during the drive from Banff to Mistaya Canyon. The lake wasn’t on my radar as a stopping point but it certainly caught my eye and forced me to pull over and take the shot.